Nicole Henry has been building a reputation in southeastern Florida through sheer immersion in the music and perseverance in performing in clubs on a regular basis. Eventually, the press has discovered Henry, and her ascent in popularity continues in the hometown she adopted after matriculating at the University of Miami. Henry has released her first CD, recorded live in Miami, and she is backed by her regular trio of musicians who are equally as busy playing in clubs and for events throughout the region.
Henry possesses, and has developed, a voice that infuses her music with a sense of optimism and joy. Even "Summertime," which can become overblown when interpreted by singers immersed in the drama of Porgy And Bess,
attains a brightness amid the summertime languor as the visual descriptions are sung. While Henry’s intended theme is one of love, as she reports, the more inclusive theme is that of promise, as signified by songs like "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" or "Imagine."
Henry starts "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" with allusions to Judy Garland’s version, which millions have heard, but then Henry applies her Pollyanna-ism to the song by moving into it into a samba at a faster than normal tempo and with a sunnier disposition.
Having sung popular music and R&B before finding the potential of jazz, Henry includes her own versions of Brenda Russell’s romantic imperative, "Get Here," and the snappy "My Love" of R&B origins, not to mention John Lennon’s "Imagine." Connected by sentiment and theme, the songs that Nicole Henry sings reflect her personality and position her as a significant voice to be discovered beyond the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach metropolitan area.